“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.” Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Today, to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Sylvia Plath, we’d like to take a moment to direct you to The Guardian’s lovely collection of reflections on the legacy of this literary lady from many of today’s finest.

capdepardals:Sylvia Plath prenent el sol a Cape Cod

To celebrate her exquisite writing, check out THE BELL JAR, take a look at THE UNABRIDGED JOURNALS OF SYLVIA PLATH, listen to Ryan Adams sing his ode Sylvia Plath, and think of her words saying, “I want to taste and glory in each day, and never be afraid to experience pain; and never shut myself up in a numb core of nonfeeling, or stop questioning and criticizing life and take the easy way out. To learn and think: to think and live; to live and learn: this always, with new insight, new understanding, and new love.”